Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: An Emphasis on Career Pathways

By 2022, the United States will lack 11 million workers with postsecondary degrees, certificates or credentials necessary to meet the job demand, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. That number includes 6.8 million employees with a bachelor’s degree and 4.3 million workers with an associate degree, vocational certificate or some college experience. President Barack Obama in July signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which is designed to help individuals seeking employment access the needed education, training and support services to be successful in the labor market. Additionally, the act will help match business and industry with the skilled workers needed to compete in the global economy. This complimentary CSG eCademy session offers an overview of the federal law and its impact on states; it also explores innovative career pathway programs currently in place.  


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: An Emphasis on Career Pathways
Thursday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. EDT
CSG eCademy



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Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, Tennessee
CSG Chair
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Robert L. Kight, Ed.D.
Director of Adult Services and Workforce System, Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
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Lul Tesfai
Special Assistant, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education
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Alisha Hyslop
Director of Public Policy, Association for Career and Technical Education
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